The states of Alaska, Washington, and Hawaii held caucuses yesterday and Bernie Sanders won by huge margins of 82-18%, 73-27%, and 70-30% respectively.
In Madison, Wisconsin where there is a primary on April 5, he announces his win in Washington that was just whispered in his ear by his wife Jane (not a little bird like yesterday) while he was giving a speech and the crowd goes wild.
While Hillary Clinton still has a big lead among the delegates, especially the so-called superdelegates of the party establishment, these results show just how brittle her support is. She racked up a lot of her big delegate wins in the South, which the Democrats tend to lose in the general election, and this should be a source of concern for the party.
The next primary election in Wisconsin on April 5 should be interesting. It is a quirky state, with a long progressive history and the home of Robert (“Fighting Bob”) La Follette but yet has twice recently elected an extreme reactionary governor in Scott Walker (mercifully eliminated early from the presidential race) and a Republican legislature. But the state has not voted for a Republican presidential candidate since 1984. The Republican anti-Trump forces are pouring resources into the state, in yet another attempt to stop him steamrolling his way to victory and it seems to be having some effect, though this poll was taken before the Cuban Mistress Crisis, as the Cruz sex scandal is being referred to.
Currently strong progressive Russ Feingold is running to take back his Wisconsin senate seat from Republican Ron Johnson. That is an important race. Feingold has not endorsed either Clinton or Sanders (which is understandable) but his politics are definitely closer to Sanders and I have contributed to his campaign too.